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Illustrated Bible Proves to Be the Right Bible for These Missionaries

Randy and Linda Lindsey, AG missionaries to deaf children in Mexico, have found an illustrated Bible to be highly effective in communicating God's love to the deaf culture.

Ministering to children who are deaf and helping them to learn about Jesus and God’s love for them is no easy task — especially when the children typically have no better than a second-grade reading level and live in Mexico. 

However, that hasn’t stopped Randy and Linda Lindsey, Assemblies of God missionaries who have been ministering to children who are deaf and their families in Mexico City, Mexico, for nearly a decade. In fact, just a few years ago, the Lindseys established the very first Assemblies of God church for the deaf in all of Mexico!

Recently, Light for the Lost made it easier for the Lindseys to communicate the Bible to Mexican children who are deaf by providing the funds to buy La Biblia en Acción (The Action Bible) to give to children and their families. This specialized Bible, described as the perfect Bible for visual learners, presents 215 fully illustrated stories from the Bible, in chronological order — beginning with Creation and ending with an invitation to open the door for Jesus as He stands and knocks. 

In a letter to Light for the Lost (LFTL), the Lindseys stated, “Thank you so much for providing the funds to purchase Spanish Bibles for the new deaf believers here in Mexico City! Without your help, this would not be possible. We are able to purchase Spanish picture Bibles [The Action Bible] that help deaf people to be able to understand the Bible more easily. The deaf people love these Bibles!” 

Rick Allen, national LFTL director, says he’s encouraged by letters his office receives from missionaries. 

“Our mission in Light for the Lost is to empower our missionaries to reach those in their calling with the message of Christ by equipping them with the resources they need,” Allen says. “Hearing from missionaries, such as the Lindseys, and how Light for the Lost funded the right resource — in this case, The Action Bible — to impact the deaf community for Christ is exciting news and let’s us know that we are on track in fulfilling our mission.” 

As far as the Lindseys are concerned, they’re deeply grateful for LFTL and those who support it. However, as greater Mexico City has about 21.2 million people, is considered the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, and is home to many thousands of children who are deaf, they still have a big challenge before them. 

But the Lindseys are committed to their calling, stating: “The kids changed by Jesus and the Holy Spirit will change the deaf culture of Mexico!”  

Dan Van Veen

Dan Van Veen is news editor of AG News. Prior to transitioning to AG News in 2001, Van Veen served as managing editor of AG U.S. Missions American Horizon magazine for five years. He attends Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he and his wife, Lori, teach preschool Sunday School and 4- and 5-year-old Rainbows boys and girls on Wednesdays.